Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Finally....A Christmas Card!

Whew, I finally got most of my cards made and in the mail!!! These are a simple design but they took awhile to make since I cut out the ornaments on my Cricut and had to assemble them. There were some issues (there's always something). Mostly some glitter paper that was giving me heck trying to cut it.

Top Tip Tuesday: One thing I did that you might want to try at home, make your own pop dots. You can't tell in the picture but I made pop dots to raise the ornament off the card. I used craft foam that I had gathering dust (I almost threw it away!). I cut it into one inch wide strips and ran it through the Xyron twice (once for each side). Then I cut it the size I wanted for each ornament. Since these were going in the mail, the home made pop dots were the right thickness for mailing.

Supplies used: card stock from my stash, BasicGrey, DCWV, Wausau, EK Successs, Cricut - Joys of the Season

Anything Goes Challenge - Traditional Christmas Colors
Celebrate the Occasion: #93 Christmas Anything Goes 
Die Cuttin' Divas - More Holiday Spirit
Loves Rubber Stamps - #31 Merry Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Christmas Themed
Exploring Cricut - Christmas
Forever Friends - Christmas Cards
Hooked on Crafts - Christmas
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Come And Get It - Anything Christmas
Great Impressions - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Christmas
BasicGrey Challenges - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Easy Peasy Cards

Happy Wednesday! I still haven't started my Christmas cards yet. Nothing like procrastinating, right? I do have some cards to share and they aren't Christmas cards! I actually made these for a friend for Christmas. I saw this card and decided I could do this!

I designed them on my Gypsy and cut them out with the Cricut. I can cut four out at a time and since I saved the file, I can make more or just change the image I want to cut and make new ones. Just make sure you pick a element that makes a good negative image when cut. I might experiment with using some phrases from Cricut cartridges and replacing the blade with markers instead of stamping a sentiment.

Supplies used: 

cards stock from my stash,
DP - Provo Craft
 Stamps - Stampin' Up!, Inkadinkado
Cricut Cartridges - George & Basic Shapes, Christmas, Joys of the Season, Indie Art


Bearly Mine Challenges - #65 Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Sentiment
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Love To Create - #45 Anything Goes
My Grafico - #149 Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - #129 No Christmas Cards
House of Gilli - Anything Goes

Monday, December 10, 2012

Gift Bags

Can you believe there are only 15 days until Christmas? I haven't even started my Christmas cards yet! YIKES

Instead of working on my Christmas cards, I made these cute little gift bags. I found the tutorial here. I have gifts to get in the mail, and that what these little bags will hold. Each one is made with one sheet of 8.5x11 cardstock.

Supplies used: Martha Stewart border punches, American Crafts paper, American Crafts stamp markers, BasicGrey paper and bling, stamp from Imganinsce, Spellbinders die, Sizzix die, ribbon & cardstock from my stash. 

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Make It Monday #119 - Anything Goes
Anything But A Card #8 - Celebrating the light or seasonal holiday
Challenges 4 Everybody #9 - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girls - Christmas
One Stitch At A Time - More than 1 fold
My Sheri Crafts #100 - It's a wrap
Sweet Stampin' - Dies and Punches
Artistic Inspirations #19 - Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room - #75 Super Scraps Saturday
Card Crafter's Circle - December Celebrations
Inspire Me Friday's #88 - Anything Goes
Jingle Belles - Anything (Holiday) Goes

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Match Book Post-it Holder

The tree is up and decorated. The outside lights and decorations are up. I am half-way done with Christmas shopping. Whoo-hoo!! If it wasn't for teenage daughters, I would be done, LOL. Why are they so difficult to shop for?

I cannot believe how fast the month is whizzing by. It seems like there just aren't enough hours in the day.

I found a cute little tutorial on SplitCoastStampers for a sticky note holder. I thought this was so cute. This is actually a 3x3 sticky note pad I found in the dollar section at Target.

Supplies used: Bazzill CS, Core'dinations CS, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Cuttlebug EF, Spellbinders, Cricut George & Basic Shapes cartridge, ATD paper, ribbon from my stash

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Oldie But A Goodie - Let It Snow 
(the DP, ribbon, & the embossed image are several years old!)
Tuesday Alchemy - #43 Anything But A Card
Tuesday Throwdown - White Christmas
Artistic Inspirations - #18 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - #139 Snow
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - #148 Use Circle
Make It Monday -  # 118 Anything Goes
My Grafico - # 141 Anything Goes
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